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Retriving co-ordinates...

         We have seen 2 Google Maps API v3 examples wherein we have retrieved the latitude-longitude co-ordinates of the point of click on the map. In the first example we have displayed the co-ordinates in the information window and in the second, we have displayed the co-ordinates in a form in the information window.

        Today we will create a code to retrieve the latitude longitude co-ordinates in a text box while simultaneously a marker appears on the map as well. So, here goes the code.

<html>
<head>
<title>
Google Maps API v3 - Adding marker on Click and retrieving the co-ordinates in a text box
</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var map;    //When using event as a parameter to a function declare map, strictly as a global variable
function initialize()
{
    var myLatlng = new google.maps.LatLng(28.635157,77.22496);
      map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"),
    {
        zoom: 14,
        center: myLatlng,
        mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
    });

    google.maps.event.addListener(map, 'click', function(event)
    {
        placeMarker(event.latLng);
    });
}
 
function placeMarker(location)
{
    var marker = new google.maps.Marker(
    {
        position: location,
        map: map
    });
    var coords= location.lat().toFixed(6) + ', ' + location.lng().toFixed(6);
    document.getElementById("points").value = coords;
}
</script>
</head>
<body onload="initialize()" onunload=GUnload()>
<div id="map_canvas" style="width: 500px; height: 300px"></div>
<div id="text_coords" style="position: absolute; top:60px; left:600px; width:360px; height:600px; text-align:left">
<input type="text" id="points">
</div>
</body>
</html>

          The output of the code will look as seen in the image below!


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